Pine Pollen is a Potent Enabler of Antifragility for Men
Lately, Pine Pollen has been adding some extra Adaptogenic awesomeness to my steaming cup of Adaptogenic tea.
Frankly, I’m not sure what direct effects I can credit to the Pine Pollen. I was using it alongside other Adaptogens and mushrooms, Schisandra, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Horny Goat Weed.
- Taking these herbs I stayed healthy during the chilly Eastern European winter (and managed not to get Coronavirus!)
- The other major benefit I credit to these herbs is libido enhancement. The chief challenge in marriage (or long term relationships) is keeping the flame alive. Staying excited about getting naked together. Sex often becomes a chore as the years go by, even for otherwise healthy, younger couples. I wake up every morning excited to see my wife.
- Powdered it doesn’t taste bad, in fact, it doesn’t taste like much. It has a pleasant subtle scent.
- I wouldn’t categorize Pine Pollen as a classic Nootropic, I don’t note much of an uptick in my cognition, problem-solving and energy levels on it.
Based on the science, I regard it as an enabler of antifragility.
Summary of Pine Pollen Science
On Pubmed, you can find +500 scientific papers referencing Pine Pollen although it lacks human clinical trials. I’ll summarize some of the recent interesting findings…
An American study of 50 people suggests a synergy with Vitamin C, it reduced migraines by 50%. The study concluded
These data suggest that the antioxidant therapy used in this study may be beneficial in the treatment of migraine possibly reducing headache frequency and severity.
Efficacy of Pinus radiata bark extract and vitamin C combination product as a prophylactic therapy…
PURPOSE: This was the open-label study to evaluate the potential benefit of Pinus radiata bark extract and vitamin C as…
A recent Chinese study found it reversed the aging phenotypes in mice via an antioxidant antiaging mechanism, it concluded
Our finding presents pine pollen as an attractive agent with potential to retard aging and attenuate age-related diseases in humans.
Antiaging effect of pine pollen in human diploid fibroblasts and in a mouse model induced by…
Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2012;2012:750963. doi: 10.1155/2012/750963. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Czech and South Korean studies suggest an anti-cancer effect.
Plant ribonucleases and nucleases as antiproliferative agens targeting human tumors growing in…
Recent Pat DNA Gene Seq. 2010 Jan;4(1):29-39. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
A Spanish study notes that Pine pollen should be considered as a potential allergenic pollen — if you’re allergic to pine you might not want to use this stuff, in fact, I think it’s a good idea to start at a low dosage and discontinue if you notice red eyes, itchy throat, and runny nose.
Allergenicity and cross-reactivity of pine pollen.
BACKGROUND: Pine pollen has long been considered a non-allergenic pollen. The large size of the grain and its low…
Lost Empire Herbs has organized probably the best article on the net about Pine Pollen, here. They point out that Pine Pollen is recommended for men over 30 years old, if that’s not you, try other Adaptogenic herbs.
Pine Pollen - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know - Lost Empire Herbs
This is the largest article we've ever posted. Its aim is to cover pretty much everything you could ever want to know…
Purity is a concern with Nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals come from the natural world, they tend to absorb the toxins in the environment around them, making many of the herbal supplements that you might find possibly Iatrogenic — they may actually do you more harm than good. This is why I wouldn’t buy any old Pine Pollen that I found on store shelves or online, especially if it’s cheap. I’d also prefer not to get my Pine Pollen in a “multi-vitamin” stack that combines it with a bunch of other things unless they proved its purity with a certificate of analysis. I enthusiastically recommend Lost Empire Herbs as they have the highest standards in the industry for quality assurance and purity testing.
Pine Pollen Powder — The Superfood of the 21st Century
Pine Pollen may be one of the most potent and powerful herbs or foods available today. It is the male spore of the pine tree and has been used for thousands of years.
Pine Pollen Powder Benefits
As you’ll read below, pine pollen is a nutritional powerhouse. With everything in it combined, you may find some of these incredible benefits. According to Chinese medicine, pine pollen enters through the five major meridians including the lungs, kidneys, spleen, heart, and liver.
Strengthens the Immune System
Great Brain Food
Balances Androgenic and Estrogenic Hormones
Supports and Detoxifies the Liver
Great for the Skin and Hair
Protects the Cardiovascular System
May Assist in Reducing Cholesterol
Regulates Weight by Supporting the Metabolism
Increases Energy and Vitality
Supports a Healthy Inflammation Response
Increases Glutathione (the body’s Master Antioxidant)
Optimizes Breast Health in Women and Prostate Health in Men
Helps with Hangovers
Supports Healthy Joints
Decreases DNA Mutation